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So you've written your book.

... and it might just need a little bit of TLC.

What you need now is to find someone you can trust to shape your manuscript into a page-turner.

That's exactly what we aim to be here at The Plottery. 

Because you need the right person to handle your project. We believe editing should be tailored to your vision and purpose, and so it's super important to us that you trust your editor and feel comfortable with their input.

Here's what you can expect

out of a polished manuscript from The Plottery's Editors



We point out observations as a reader and a writer - does your plot work? Are your characters believable? Are your chapters working? And we  leave advice to fix any potential issues we notice.



We get into the nitty gritty of your writing style, to improve your sentence structure & readability. We also take some time to look over your formatting and general chapter structure.



We fix all the spelling mistakes, grammar issues, typos or wrong punctuation, make sure your style is consistent, clean and polished across the whole book.

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Our Process

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Meet our head editor!

Hi, I’m Jasmina! (she/her)

I’m a fiction writer and poet, as well as an editor.

Who Am I?

This is, as of yet, undetermined, but I’ll lay down the basics for you.

I’m a London native yet, despite having the city at my fingertips, I’ve always been fascinated by the worlds within stories. I’ve also, peculiarly, got an American accent (thanks mum). I wrote my first book or, rather, attempted to write my first book when I was seven. Since then, it’s been hard to keep a pen out of my hand or my fingers from straying to my keyboard.

I studied English Literature and Creative Writing before pursuing my MA in Contemporary Literature at King’s College London. 

While doing my undergrad, I also started working for a small publishing house, before, five years later, starting my own publishing company, Little Lion Press. I have six years of editing experience working with a wide variety of genres, from literary fiction to non-fiction to poetry to fantasy.

How’d I get started doing this?

Well, I was that friend that you really wanted to be awake at 2am the night before an essay was due. I quickly realised, from editing friends’ work for university, that I had a knack for critiquing in a way that not only fixed the immediate problem, but helped prevent my friends from making the same mistakes again. I applied for my first position at a publishing house and here we are!

So, what are the different types of editing and which might you need? Click here to find out more!

My writing

I write a pretty eclectic mix of stuff, but predominantly I write poetry and fantasy. I published my first anthology, Gallery Tour Through Grey Matter, and fantasy book, Fire of the Blood, with my publishing house in 2021.

What I look for in a manuscript

I’m particularly drawn to literature with accurate depictions of mental illness and trauma, as well as those that touch upon themes of perseverance and found family.

Our rates

Meet the other editors you could work with!

Eve van der Ploeg

IG: @evevanderploeg

"I wrote a whopping 500,000 words, and after editing that for the 3rd time, I felt a little lost.

When I worked with Char, I learned not only what my book was about, but also how to turn it into a compelling story."

Margaret Claire

IG: @margaretclairewrites

"I was anxious to hear back from Char, as she was the first person outside of my trusted friends and family to read my manuscript. One huge sigh of relief later: I'm so happy with her feedback! She offered such a nice combination of praise with valuable line edits and comments.

It didn't overwhelm me, and it felt well-balanced and super actionable. I feel excited about my story again and this editing experience has really empowered me to make this story the best it can be."

Our Rates

One Edit


Choose between: Developmental; Line&Copy; or Proof-reading

  • Choose the type of edit you need most
  • Great for writers who are happy with their story and structure, and only require the fine-tuning, or those who are looking only for detailed story feedback
  • You will get a once-over of the full manuscript, typically returned to you within 4-8 weeks
  • You can discuss your needs with the editor on your discovery call before you decide on the type of edit

Two Edits


Two Edits: Choose two types of edits that best suit your needs

  • Choose two types of edits your manuscript needs
  • Great for writers looking for help with development and some tone & line work, or those looking to fix tone, style & finer details
  • You will get two passes over your manuscript, with each one focused on your chosen area of development
  • You will set a working timeline with your editor to allow you to implement any necessary changes before they take your manuscript to the next stage
  • You can discuss your needs with the editor on your discovery call before you decide on the type of edit

Three Edits


Get all three stages of development

  • You go through all three types of editorial development
  • Great for writers with a rough first draft that requires some content changes and full editing
  • You will get three passes over your manuscript, with each one focused on one area of development
  • You will set a working timeline with your editor to allow you to implement any necessary changes before they take your manuscript to the next stage
  • You can discuss your needs with the editor on your discovery call before you decide on the type of edit

Here's a breakdown of our prices based on a standard 80,000-word manuscript. For one edit, your total would be $1,600; for two edits, your total would be $2,400; for three edits, your total would be $3,200.

We can also accept payments in GBP or EUR (to save you international transaction fees), in which the prices would be adapted accordingly to the exchange rate. You can pay in customized installments, and we never add APR to your quoted price if you choose to split payments.


Need a more affordable option? We also do Simple Manuscript Evaluations.

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Simple Manuscript Evaluation

The more affordable option for writers looking for simple feedback.

Your chosen editor will read your manuscript and draw up 10-20 pages of feedback based on story categories:

  • character commentary
  • narrative choices
  • plot
  • pacing
  • themes
  • tone, immersion, storyworld
  • prose

The manuscript evaluation is priced at a simple $997 for any manuscript between 60,000-100,000 words. Novellas and epics will have bespoke pricing. We take installments without additional APR.

The Simple Manuscript Evaluation does not include any comments, notes, or line edits inside the manuscript document.

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Enquire about your manuscript and connect with one of our editors!